Wylie Dufresne at the Rubin Museum and a Whole New World of Beef


Monday, April 15
French Roast Downtown’s 20th Anniversary
Celebrate French Roast Downtown’s 20th anniversary with a three-course menu priced at $19.93, the year it opened. Peter Hudson serves a classic French menu from April 15 to 18 that includes escargots, roasted bone marrow, and moules frites. 78 W. 11th Street; 212-533-2233

Tuesday, April 16
Third Annual Tasting Brooklyn
Over two dozen of Brooklyn’s best food and drink spots offer their goods at tasting booths at the Green Building in Carroll Gardens. Participants include Allswell, Brooklyn Gin, Fletcher’s BBQ, Robicelli’s, and Sixpoint. The event runs from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at All proceeds will benefit the Brooklyn Recovery Fund. 450 Union Street, Brooklyn; 718-522-3363

Gentlemen’s Evening at Tavern 29
Sit back and get a straight-edge shave from Truman’s Gentlemen’s Groomers while enjoying Manhattan’s from Tavern 29. Guests will be able to taste Auchentoshan scotch, and a special menu. E-mail [email protected] to make a reservation for $60. 47 E. 29th Street; 212-685-4422

Wednesday, April 17
Old World Butchers Meet the New World of Beef
Butchers from the East Village Meat Market, the last surviving Eastern European butcher shop in the East Village, lead butchery demonstrations of grass-fed beef (guests can buy cuts after class). Complimentary tastes of locally made kielbasa, hams, and other meats from the East Village Meat Market, and craft beers and ciders from Jimmy’s No. 43, will also be available. Tickets cost between $35 and $45 and can be purchased at 139 Second Avenue; 212-228-5590

Wylie Dufresne at the Rubin Museum
Wylie Dufresne, fresh from the debut of his East Village restaurant Alder, hosts one of the Brainwave series at the Rubin Museum, discussing the psychology of smell and the science behind food. Tickets are $20. 150 W. 17th Street; 212-620-5000